Downtown Music

  1. 311 Launch Indie, Sign with Downtown for Publishing

    March 19, 2014 4:31 PM EDT “Stereolithic” enters at No. 6, marking band’s ninth consecutive Top 10 chart debut. The band has announced a worldwide publishing administration agreement with Downtown Music, whose 80,000-strong catalog includes compositions by The Beatles, John ...

  2. New Music Seminar 2013: Beggars Group, Dualtone and More on the State of the Indie

    June 12, 2013 1:59 PM EDT Heads of prominent independent record labels, including Mom+Pop, Downtown, Dualtone and the Beggars Group, met to discuss the future of the indie sector Tuesday at the New Music Seminar in New York.   The discussion began with prospects for digi ...

  3. Downtown Music Taking 2013 Music Fest National With Earl Sweatshirt, Black Hippy, Purity Ring

    March 28, 2013 1:34 PM EDT Downtown Events, the live arm of the Downtown Music family of companies -- which include Downtown Records, RCRDLBL.com, Downtown Music Services and Downtown Music Publishing (which recently acquired the catalogs of Yoko Ono and John Lennon) -- t ...

  4. Downtown Music’s Josh Deutsch Talks ‘Harlem Shake’ Success, Future Business Plans at SXSW

    March 13, 2013 9:00 PM EDT Earlier this year, Downtown Music -- which comprises Downtown Records, Downtown Publishing and other businesses -- announced that it was selling its records division to founders Josh Deutsch and Terence Lam, who would run the business independen ...

  5. Publishing Briefs: Reach, Downtown, House of Hassle, BMG Chrysalis, Patrick Joseph, Windish, More

    December 21, 2012 9:33 AM EST Reach Music Links With Zac Brown, Band, Southern Ground Reach Music Publishing has signed a worldwide publishing-administration agreement with Zac Brown, founder of the Zac Brown Band. In addition, Reach Music will administer publishing for artist ...

  6. Internet Radio Fairness Act Would Spur Innovation: Guest Post by AccuRadio's Kurt Hanson

    November 27, 2012 4:43 PM EST As the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet prepares for tomorrow's hearing on music licensing, the debate within the music community has rapidly gained momentum. Following a related post by Down ...

  7. Publishers Quarterly: Sony/ATV Denies Kobalt An Upset

    November 19, 2012 12:52 PM EST The third-quarter Publisher Airplay chart produced the most dramatic changes in the rankings since Billboard began its quarterly tracking of chart share for the top 100 songs in 2006. For the quarter, Sony/ATV Music Publishing was by far the to ...

  8. VH1's Rick Krim, MTV's Amy Doyle Honored at UJA Luncheon by Pink, Rob Thomas, Judy McGrath, Van Toffler, Many More

    July 13, 2012 3:30 PM EDT (L-R): Clear Channel's John Sykes, VH1 EVP Rick Krim, Universal Republic/Island Def Jam's Barry Weiss, MTV EVP Amy Doyle, and Glassnote founder Daniel Glass. (Photo: Michael Priest) The music business has more than its share of industry- ...

  9. Single Reviews: The Wanted, Diplo Featuring Nicky Da B, Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks

    June 20, 2012 1:10 PM EDT POP THE WANTED Chasing the Sun (3:16) Producer: Alex Smith Writers: A. Smith, E. Gleave Publishers: Metrophonic Music/Puregroove Publishing (ASCAP) Global Talent/Mercury/IDJMG U.K. boy band the Wanted stormed the Billboard Hot 100 with its first U ...

  10. Publishing Briefs: Imagem Signs Elvis Presley Agreement, Zappa Family Trust Makes Deal With TuneSat, More

    November 18, 2011 8:05 AM EST Imagem Signs Presley/Gladys Agreement Imagem Music USA has signed a worldwide music administration agreement with Elvis Presley Music/Gladys Music catalog, co-owned by the Elvis Presley Enterprises and the families of the late publishing executive ...

  11. Cooperative Music Launches in Australia

    June 14, 2011 10:07 AM EDT Cooperative Music, the international music marketing network, has launched an affiliate in Australia. Based in Melbourne, Cooperative Music Australia and its network of labels will be distributed by parent company Universal Music in Australia and ...

  12. Harry Fox Agency, Songtrust Cut Adminstrative Deal

    March 30, 2011 7:30 AM EDT The Harry Fox Agency (HFA) and Songtrust, Downtown Music's publishing administration service for indie artists, have cut a deal whereby HFA will supply back-office support for the collection and distribution of royalties. What's more, th ...

  13. Business Matters: Even Higher-Priced Albums Enjoying Grammy Bump

    February 14, 2011 5:12 PM EST Even Reasonablys-Priced Albums by Mumford & Sons & Florence & The Machine Enjoying Grammy Bump -- On Monday morning, Grammy-driven demand was trumping the benefits of low prices. The morning after the Grammys telecast, Mumford & So ...

  14. MySpace Records Hires New GM, Partners With Downtown Music

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MySpace Records announced two key changes as of part its relaunch: the hiring of David Andreone as the company's new GM, and a label services partnership with Downtown Music. Originally intended to be a small, data-driven operation, MySpace R ...

  15. Atlantic To Relaunch Elektra Records Imprint

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic has announced that it will relaunch the Elektra Records imprint, which has been dormant since 2004. The label will be run by Fueled By Ramen founder John Janick and Atlantic executive VP of A&R Mike Caren. While the new presidents say ...

  16. Ozomatli Signs New Label Deal, Preps Tour

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Latin/funk/hip-hop fusionists Ozomatli have signed with Mercer Street, the new imprint on the Fontana-distributed Downtown Music. The label group is home to such artists as Gnarls Barkley, the Cold War Kids and Eagles of Death Metal. The Los Angel ...